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Blues Jam Memorial For Chicago Great Arthur "Sambo" Irby

By Steve Balkin

Hi friends and colleagues,

This Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. at the Waterhole (real jukejoint) Blues Club will be a memorial blues jam for the great Chicago Blues musician Arthur "Sambo" Irby. The Waterhole is at 1400 South Western Avenue, across the street from the Union Pacific train yards.

He was a great West Side blues drummer who also sang. He was especially known for playing the harmonica but without a harmonica - he sung the harmonica, bended notes and all.

Sambo helped in many blues protest jams on old Maxwell Street to try to save that area. He is a blues hero.

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Posted on January 8, 2018
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